Iowa Defeats Penn State, 5-2

March 30, 2007

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The 59th-ranked Hawkeyes defeated Penn State, 5-2 today, improving their spring record to 7-7 including 3-1 in Big Ten play.

In doubles action, Penn State took the lead as Sarah Lotto and Jenny Shular defeated Hillary Mintz and Merel Beelen, 8-4. The Hawkeyes came back strong and evened the doubles score with Jacqueline Lee and Milica Veselinovic’s win over Sasha Abraham and Lauren Holzberg, 8-4. Iowa clinched the doubles point with a 9-8 win for Kayla Berry and Kelcie Klockenga over Dorothy Dohanics and Lauren McCarthy.

In singles action, Mintz defeated Holzberg, 6-0, 6-2, to bring the match total to 2-0. Berry’s loss to Shular (6-2, 6-4) brought the match to 2-1.

Iowa took control with a 6-2, 6-3 win for Veselinovic over Abraham in second singles and a 6-4, 6-3 first singles win for Lee over Andreea Niculescu. Beelen defeated McCarthy, 6-3, 6-3, increasing her record to 12-2. Beelen has won 17 of her last 19 matches. Klockenga was the last to finish singles play, falling to Dohanics in a tiebreaking set, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Iowa will compete at Michigan at 10 a.m. Sunday.

RESULTSSingles1. Jacqueline Lee (Iowa) def. Andreea Niculescu (PSU) (6-4, 6-3)2. Milica Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Sasha Abraham (PSU) (6-2, 6-3)3. Hillary Mintz (Iowa) def. Lauren Holzberg (PSU) (6-0, 6-2)4. Jenny Shular (PSU) def. Kayla Berry (Iowa) (6-2, 6-4)5. Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) def. Kelcie Klockenga (Iowa) (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)6. Merel Beelen (Iowa) def. Lauren McCarthy (PSU) (6-3, 6-3)
Doubles1. Lee/Veselinovic (Iowa) def. Abraham/Holzberg (PSU) (8-4)2. Sarah Lotto/Shular (PSU) def. Mintz/Beelen (Iowa) (8-4)3. Berry/Klockenga (Iowa) def. Dohanics/McCarthy (PSU) (9-8)=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>

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